Board of Directors
The Foundation is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. Due to the Board members’ limited time availability and other obligations, unsolicited grant or scholarship requests can not be accepted.
— Malala Yousafzai
— Irish saying
— Proverbs 27:17
— Poet Amanda Gorman, from “The Hill We Climb”
Board Member Duties
We are an active working board. The position requires travel within Oregon, a commitment to a minimum of four board meetings each year, participation in site visits and reporting, coordination with scholarship organizations, and additional board activities that may arise from time to time. The ideal candidate for the board will be willing to focus on Barbara’s philanthropic goals, will be committed to their local community and the community of Oregon as a whole, be active in philanthropy and/or volunteering, and show a history of community involvement.
We are also seeking to add cultural, age, and geographic diversity to the Board, and believe that Oregon should be a place where our future is not limited by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, income, where we were born, or where we live. We also strive to serve rural communities in particular, as we recognize their unique needs are often underserved.